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Orlando N.A.A.C.P. Youth Council "It
Orlando N.A.A.C.P. Youth Council "It's our turn!"
Published: 2016/12/08
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NAACP YOUTH COUNCIL PROV
NAACP YOUTH COUNCIL PROV
Published: 2017/05/21
Channel: Arthur Johnson
Pilar McCloud, NAACP Youth Council
Pilar McCloud, NAACP Youth Council
Published: 2017/03/07
Channel: GoLocal LIVE
NAACP YOUTH COUNCIL IN ACTION
NAACP YOUTH COUNCIL IN ACTION
Published: 2011/06/08
Channel: marlon shackelford
NAACP YOUTH COUNCIL PROVIDENCE BREAKFAST
NAACP YOUTH COUNCIL PROVIDENCE BREAKFAST
Published: 2017/06/05
Channel: Arthur Johnson
NAACP Youth Council
NAACP Youth Council
Published: 2009/04/08
Channel: Derrick Quarles
NAACP Chant by Da Youth Council .mov
NAACP Chant by Da Youth Council .mov
Published: 2012/02/06
Channel: SFVNAACP
NAACP Youth & College 70th Anniversary
NAACP Youth & College 70th Anniversary
Published: 2008/04/09
Channel: naacpvideos
NAACP B.A.E YOUTH COUNCIL WANTS YOU TO DRINK WATER AND LIVE!
NAACP B.A.E YOUTH COUNCIL WANTS YOU TO DRINK WATER AND LIVE!
Published: 2017/06/30
Channel: Ssista T
NAACP Youth Council 2009
NAACP Youth Council 2009
Published: 2010/03/29
Channel: LarzyWarzy
N.A.A.C.P. Youth & College Division 80th Anniversary
N.A.A.C.P. Youth & College Division 80th Anniversary
Published: 2016/07/19
Channel: MikeMose
Tampa NAACP Youth Council Mannequin Challenge
Tampa NAACP Youth Council Mannequin Challenge
Published: 2016/11/13
Channel: Tampa NAACP Youth Council
Join Alexandria NAACP youth council
Join Alexandria NAACP youth council
Published: 2013/07/18
Channel: Roscoe Lewis
NAACP Youth Council Trayvon Celebration
NAACP Youth Council Trayvon Celebration
Published: 2014/03/16
Channel: Consuello Hodges
Linwood Bland NAACP Youth Council
Linwood Bland NAACP Youth Council
Published: 2016/04/20
Channel: Reonda40
NAACP B.A.E. YOUTH COUNCIL SUPPORTS DRINKING WATER
NAACP B.A.E. YOUTH COUNCIL SUPPORTS DRINKING WATER
Published: 2017/06/22
Channel: Ssista T
NAACP Youth Council recognized for relief efforts during Black Forest fire
NAACP Youth Council recognized for relief efforts during Black Forest fire
Published: 2014/03/12
Channel: FOX21 News
N-A-A-C-P Youth & College Chant
N-A-A-C-P Youth & College Chant
Published: 2010/10/11
Channel: calibenz
Drink Up! NAACP B.A.E YOUTH COUNCIL SUPPORTS HEALTHY LIVING
Drink Up! NAACP B.A.E YOUTH COUNCIL SUPPORTS HEALTHY LIVING
Published: 2017/06/30
Channel: Ssista T
NAACP Youth...
NAACP Youth...
Published: 2014/10/24
Channel: LaHitz Media
FUNNY ANIMALS! SPONSORED BY NAACP B.A.E YOUTH COUNCIL
FUNNY ANIMALS! SPONSORED BY NAACP B.A.E YOUTH COUNCIL
Published: 2017/07/01
Channel: Ssista T
Cincy NAACP Youth Council holds Town Hall meeting
Cincy NAACP Youth Council holds Town Hall meeting
Published: 2014/09/05
Channel: WCPO.com | 9 On Your Side
Dozens attend NAACP Youth Summit
Dozens attend NAACP Youth Summit
Published: 2013/12/01
Channel: KSBW Action News 8
Howard County NAACP Youth Council Feed the Hunger Event
Howard County NAACP Youth Council Feed the Hunger Event
Published: 2014/02/15
Channel: Franklin Sayers
NAACP Tampa Youth Council Conversations
NAACP Tampa Youth Council Conversations
Published: 2016/07/16
Channel: Tampa NAACP Youth Council
Dr  Miller   Garland NAACP Youth Council
Dr Miller Garland NAACP Youth Council
Published: 2016/05/26
Channel: Joyce Miller
World AIDS DAY NAACP 3721 Youth Council Flash Mob
World AIDS DAY NAACP 3721 Youth Council Flash Mob
Published: 2012/12/01
Channel: Sheila Campbell
Father, Can you hear me now - Temple NAACP Youth council
Father, Can you hear me now - Temple NAACP Youth council
Published: 2014/05/18
Channel: Crystal Pope-Taylor
2017 NAACP Youth Conference
2017 NAACP Youth Conference
Published: 2017/05/03
Channel: Hector Lara
NAACP Youth Council April Mtg
NAACP Youth Council April Mtg
Published: 2016/04/07
Channel: Tampa NAACP Youth Council
NAACP Youth Year In Review
NAACP Youth Year In Review
Published: 2012/12/30
Channel: DoingIT Local
Cincinnati NAACP Youth Council holds town hall meeting
Cincinnati NAACP Youth Council holds town hall meeting
Published: 2014/09/05
Channel: WCPO.com | 9 On Your Side
Maiya Meeks, #LongBeach #NAACP Youth Council president, on #MLK and city parade
Maiya Meeks, #LongBeach #NAACP Youth Council president, on #MLK and city parade
Published: 2015/01/17
Channel: onlinelbpt
NAACP Easton youth council black history month dance
NAACP Easton youth council black history month dance
Published: 2011/02/20
Channel: NoMoreToiletPaper
NAACP Youth & College Fight Hunger
NAACP Youth & College Fight Hunger
Published: 2011/08/01
Channel: NAACPConnect
2017 NAACP Youth Conference "Words of Wisdom"
2017 NAACP Youth Conference "Words of Wisdom"
Published: 2017/05/03
Channel: Hector Lara
Miami Dade NAACP Youth Council 2010 Census Walk: Part 2
Miami Dade NAACP Youth Council 2010 Census Walk: Part 2
Published: 2010/02/19
Channel: MiamiDadeNAACP
GREATER NEW HAVEN NAACP YOUTH COUNCIL INSTALLATION
GREATER NEW HAVEN NAACP YOUTH COUNCIL INSTALLATION
Published: 2008/04/30
Channel: tom ficklin
Miami Dade NAACP Youth Council 2010 Census Walk: Part 1
Miami Dade NAACP Youth Council 2010 Census Walk: Part 1
Published: 2010/02/18
Channel: MiamiDadeNAACP
NAACP Youth Council Annual Meeting 2012
NAACP Youth Council Annual Meeting 2012
Published: 2013/11/23
Channel: Sheila Campbell
NAACP Long Beach Hosted Dialogue for Youth of Color with Law Enforcement
NAACP Long Beach Hosted Dialogue for Youth of Color with Law Enforcement
Published: 2017/03/21
Channel: Long Beach Local News
Join the NAACP Youth
Join the NAACP Youth
Published: 2009/11/07
Channel: NAACPYouth
NAACP Youth South Alameda County & Reality Mentor need YOUR help!!
NAACP Youth South Alameda County & Reality Mentor need YOUR help!!
Published: 2015/01/22
Channel: Freddye Davis
Kayla Willis at NAACP youth council talent show 2012
Kayla Willis at NAACP youth council talent show 2012
Published: 2012/06/02
Channel: Vanderburgjason
NAACP Youth & College Division presents #YCLive - June Edition
NAACP Youth & College Division presents #YCLive - June Edition
Published: 2014/06/12
Channel: NAACPConnect
Miami Dade NAACP Youth Council 2010 Census Walk: Part 3
Miami Dade NAACP Youth Council 2010 Census Walk: Part 3
Published: 2010/02/18
Channel: MiamiDadeNAACP
Bolivar-Hardeman County NAACP Branch Youth Council MLK presentation
Bolivar-Hardeman County NAACP Branch Youth Council MLK presentation
Published: 2013/01/22
Channel: Bulletin Times
Texas NAACP Youth and College 2014
Texas NAACP Youth and College 2014
Published: 2014/05/15
Channel: Tevin
NAACP Youth Focus Dinner (entertainment by Tru-Ace)
NAACP Youth Focus Dinner (entertainment by Tru-Ace)
Published: 2014/01/20
Channel: MaRickVideo
San Gabriel Valley NAACP Youth Summit 2017- Docjhart
San Gabriel Valley NAACP Youth Summit 2017- Docjhart
Published: 2017/07/03
Channel: Doc jhart
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The NAACP Youth Council is a branch of the NAACP in which youth are actively involved. In past years, council participants organized under the council's name to make major strides in the Civil Rights Movement. Started in 1935 by Juanita E. Jackson, special assistant to Walter White and the first NAACP Youth secretary,[1] the NAACP National Board of Directors formally created the Youth and College Division in March 1936.[2]

Mission[edit]

"The mission of the NAACP Youth & College Division shall be to inform youth of the problems affecting African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities; to advance the economic, education, social and political status of African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities and their harmonious cooperation with other peoples; to stimulate an appreciation of the African Diaspora and other people of color’s contribution to civilization; and to develop an intelligent, militant effective youth leadership"

Objectives[edit]

  • Leadership and Activism Training
  • Proactive Political and Community Activism
  • Recruitment of new Youth Units
  • Maintenance of existing Youth Units
  • Public awareness of the necessity of youth involvement
  • To be the leaders and trendsetters in the area of youth leadership and civil rights training

Formation[edit]

The NAACP Youth Council was initiated in 1935 by executive secretary Walter White. White realized the need for a specified branch of the NAACP for the younger generation. At the time, the youth were considered members of the main adult branch, yet many of them had different opinions than the older generation.[3] They had “a zeal and a zest and a fighting spirit which some of the older people in the Association [did] not have.”[4] In March 1936 the NAACP National Board of Directors called for new Youth and College Divisions to be created. White asked Juanita Jackson to be the first director of the Youth Councils and to channel the young energy into productivity. Jackson accepted the request and began traveling the country, mostly through the Southern states, recruiting students and organizing them into chapters. Once these councils were set in place, Jackson began to lead the students in educational seminars and protests against segregation.[2]

On the historic first meeting of the Youth Council from June 29 to July 4, 1936, the students outlined their objectives for the division. They wanted to fight for equal education and economic opportunities, fair civil rights, and protection from lynchings. These goals were backed by the young people’s passion and devotion to changing the society they were living in.[2]

Membership[edit]

The Youth Councils consist of members between the ages of 19 and 25. However, there are High School Chapters for anyone enrolled in high school or a comparable school and Junior Youth Councils for ages 13 and under. For older members, there is also the option of joining the local College Chapter, consisting of people under the age of 25 and/or enrolled in college or university.[5] When a member reaches the age of 25, he or she can then transfer membership into the adult branch.[3]

In order to become a member of the Youth Council, a person must have good standing with the senior branch or reside in the vicinity of a Council chapter. If he or she meets all the requirements and paid the annual fees, then they are eligible to vote within the chapter. Any actions done within the Council must follow the regulations set in the youth council constitution.[5]

The Youth Councils are represented in the NAACP by advisors who are also members of a senior branch. Each chapter has an advisor who leads their meetings, elections, and activities. An advisor is selected by the chapter at the Annual Meeting of the Youth Council. This person’s name is then submitted to the senior branch for evaluation. If the Association accepts the person, they become the new advisor. However, if they are rejected, the Council must submit a new name or initiate the controversy process to appeal the decision.[5]

Activism in the civil rights movement[edit]

During the civil rights movement, the NAACP Youth Councils were actively involved in demonstrations, protests, sit-ins, and seminars to promote the concept of equality and fair society across the United States.

In the 1950s, the councils pushed for integrated schools and better education for black students. They were the instigators behind several educational milestone moments in the Movement such as Autherine Lucy’s integration of Alabama University and the Little Rock Nine's accomplishments.[2] Claudette Colvin, the first person to challenge the law after refusing to give up her seat on the bus in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1955, was a member of the local Council. Much of the Council's work was in Greensboro, North Carolina, where Josephine Bradley was the first black student to attend Greensboro High School. Other sit-ins and demonstrations carried out by the Greensboro Youth Council resulted in integrated lunch counters and equal job opportunities in the community.[4] Additionally, in 1957-59, Lyman T. Johnson led the Louisville chapter's Youth Council to open downtown stores to African Americans, and the 1958 Oklahoma City Lunch-counter Sit-in, guided by activist Clara Luper, was organized by the local Youth Council. In the early 1960s the Louisville NAACP Youth Council led the boycotts called the "Nothing New for Easter" campaign that, with numerous arrests of juveniles with no previous jail records, forced over 80 percent of Louisville merchants to integrate their stores.[6]

The youth Councils were devoted to creating better job opportunities for black Americans during the movement. By picketing and boycotting stores they put pressure on the local employers to change their hiring policies. These actions led to the hiring of more black citizens to work in stores and more employment opportunities. In 1961, Pittsburgh activist Dorothy Williams led the local council in protests that opened up jobs for black Americans in shoe stores, outlets, and numerous department stores.[7]

In 1965, the NAACP decided that the Youth Councils needed to evolve to address more directly the situations in the inner cities. The councils became specifically in involved in the Community Action Project which centered on providing better education, housing, and employment options for poor black citizens living in the inner cities. The work that they accomplished through this program was largely successful. They were one of the leading forces behind the abolishment of urban slums and poor inner-city regions throughout the United States.[4]

In addition to their founding principles, the councils had four goals for this time in particular. They wanted “(1) to inform youth of the problems affecting black and other minority groups; (2) to advance the economic, educational, social and political status of black people and other minority groups; (3) to stimulate an appreciation of the black contribution to civilization; and (4) to develop an intelligent and militant youth leadership through devising, working out and pursuing local programs.”[2] These precepts were held with a passion and vigor which carried the Youth Council through the movement and helped them accomplish many victories.[citation needed]

Current Activism[edit]

The NAACP Youth Council is composed of hundreds of state and county-wide operations in which youth (usually teens) volunteer to share their voices or opinions with their fellow council members, and then strive to address the issues raised on a local or national level. Sometimes this volunteer work expands to an international scale. Today there are over 600 NAACP Youth Councils, high school chapters and college chapters addressing issues of social justice including education, economic empowerment, health, juvenile justice, and civic engagement.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bynum, Tommy L. (2007). "Our Fight is for Right": The NAACP Youth Councils and College Chapters' Crusade for Civil Rights, 1936-1965. Georgia State University Press. ISBN 0549380450. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "History of the NAACP Youth and College Division". Baltimore, MD: NAACP. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  3. ^ a b St. James, Warren (1980). NAACP: Triumphs of a Pressure Group, 1909-1980. New York: Exposition Press. pp. 132–133. ISBN 0-682-49605-7. 
  4. ^ a b c Bynum, Thomas (2013). NAACP Youth and the Fight for Black Freedom, 1936-1965. Knoxville: The University of Tennessee Press. ISBN 978-1-57233-945-3. 
  5. ^ a b c "2014 Bylaws for Units" (PDF). NAACP. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. January 2014. Retrieved 13 November 2015. 
  6. ^ Fosl, Catherine; Tracy E. K'Meyer (2009). Freedom on the Border: An Oral History of the civil Rights Movement in Kentucky. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 9780813125497. 
  7. ^ Collins, James (2003). "Taking the Lead: Dorothy Williams, NAACP Youth Councils, And Civil Rights Protests In Pittsburgh, 1961-1964.". Academic Search Complete. Retrieved 13 November 2015. 

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